[pnpgm] Game Update #-25 - File #27 - Dorhak's IBT
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FH.John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar... Ma
--.Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry.. Fe
W2.David Sanders.........Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human ..Ma
R4.Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human ..Fe
R4.Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human ..Fe
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* Dorhak's IBT
[Decalis 2nd, 1635TH]
Dorhak is enjoying the warm fire and warm food. The cold ale is
a bonus. But when the wine and hard booze is pulled out the real
party begins. Dorhak begins to speak of his adventures to anyone
that spends 5 minutes with him. Dorhak though turns off the
general public as he tries to share his stories with his dirty hair
and beard as well not bathing for a very long time.
But Dorhak is very happy as he has ale, food in his belly
and gold! Rather he will once these human sell all this loot.
Toward the end of the party Dorhak and Pyan begins to try to
sing a Dwarf Song. They weave back and forth in a way that
might be considered dancing for a person who is on fire.
[Decalis 3rd, 1635TH]
Dorhak wakes up with a very bad hangover but finds himself
in the stable? Unsure how he got here. His tunic is a bit messy
with ale and what may be a bit of his stomach contents. Dorhak
stumbles outside to find himself on the grounds of a estate. A
human tells him he is at Z'leyra's place. Dorhak yells that
the human should not be yelling but he wasn't. Dorhak glances
at the shiny ball in sky and realizes most of the day is gone.
It must be late afternoon!
The steward comes out and brings a tray of food and water.
Water? Is this human serious! The steward directs him to
a open table to eat. Dorhak gets the hint that he may not
be so welcome inside until he clean sup. Dorhak enjoys his
ham and eggs but avoids the water. He giggles as he has
some fresh ale from the tavern he must've gotten last night.
The steward strongly suggests Dorhak travel to the local
bathhouse and use a robe supplied. Bring the clothes and
they'll get them cleaned. But when the stewad suggests a trim
of his hair and beard that draws the line.
As Dorhak walks to the bath house he does finger his stringy
hair. It does seem rather too long. Some might think he a small
bear than a noble dwarf. Maybe he could trim just a bit off.
Plus hair away from his hairs helps in combat! But these silly
human customs of bathing is silly. Dwarves may be 10 in a tunnel
and never bath for a month or two. But it is the Healer's place
so best go with the custom for now.
Dorhak falls asleep in the warm bath water and wakes up
smelling nice. Did some worker drop perfume in the water?
But it does smell like a nice plump dwarf female just after
she bakes bread. Dorhak takes the cutters and trims a bit
but not much of his great beard. Though he does comb out
the crumbs and is that a dead caterpillar?
Dorhak bags his very smelly clothing and goes back to the
manor as the sun is low in the sky. As he walks he smells
the city. So this is human culture? But it smells like a mix
of boot leather, horse droppings and soups in the air. Is
this how it smells all the time? No scent of rock or dust
in a cavern is missing and makes Dorhak miss home.
Dorhak hands over his clothes to the steward and enters
the warm place. He sits in the parlor and considers the
past events before a dinner is made for everyone.
[Decalis 4th, 1635TH]
Dorhak wakes and goes through his gear outside in the
cool air. It seems his gear is in good shape aside from
his clothing which is being taken care of now. Dorhak lunges
in the patio chair and feels the warmth of the sun on his now
bare upper face. This place is fine but it is human not a good
simple home like dwarves live. He wonders if there is a cave
somewhere he could stay? Probably not. So he thinks he
should rent a place until he can figure out his next step.
Before he can even think on things the guard approaches
and says he has a delivery. Surprised he finds a wagon with
a barrel on it. He helps drop it off and the driver says
he paid for ale from Cholan? He did? He doesn't recall. The
driver says he paid 2 copper for 20 quarts of fresh ale. Really
20 quarts? That could last a few days. But 2 copper? Dorhak
figures that is worth it.
Dorhak uses the spout and fills his mug. Nice ale indeed.
The guard asks him to place it a bit hidden so Dorhak places
the keg in the barn for easy access.
Dorhak spends the rest of the afternoon and some of the
evening resting. He considers writing his thoughts and adventure
material but can't read or write. Maybe he can express such
things in a sculpture. Dorhak looks around this manor is
devoid of art in the way of sculpture. Maybe he can suggest
some pieces for Z'leyra?
Now that the steward is more cordial since he has cleaned
up and trimmed he asks him if he knows of places to rent.
The steward explains he is welcome here and even inside in a nice
bed. But Dorhak knows this place is already crowded. That Kiet
fellow talks about maybe getting a place as well. The steward
doesn't know of places but will ask around. Dorhak asks about
places around stone markets. The steward does know there are no
stone quarry areas around Sivas. A quarry is maybe a day away.
But he keeps this in mind as he asks some of his own contacts.
Dorhak wonders if Kiet could check that fellow Kell's things
for stone merchants? He'll have to ask him later on that. But
for now ale and rest! Maybe some grapes and those tasty warm
[Decalis 5th, 1635TH]
Dorhak eats the finn breakfast at the manor and decides
his agenda today. To get a teacher and do some shopping.
He grumbles as he eats his eggs making the cook a bit nervous
until he explains its not the food. Its the idea of this
learning to ride a horse. On the plains he was like a kid on a
log riding. These humans do love their horses. But the other
dwarves would laugh at him. Most dwarves don't ride period.
Course most don't even leave their own mountain. But if these
humans want to do more riding and get him very bad saddle sores
so be it. He profited quiet well in this short time with the
group. Maybe next time it'll be better! If it means riding a
creature 3 times his size so be it.
At the gate Dorhak pretends to pace as if considering things.
But in fact he needs to get some advice. Asking Kiet or
the others might be a bit embarrassing. So he decides
to chalk it up and ask the guard where he might find a horse
teacher. The guard considers it a few minutes then mentions
a ranch in the north west of city that has folks there
that teach folks. He gets the directions as he doesn't know
this city well.
Dorhak then knows he needs to go to a market and get some
shopping done. But first he needs a place. Dorhak decides
to go to Kaylle's library. After all he is not human so
might treat him nicely. Walking there he feels strange
begin so cleaned up. At the library he finds Kaylle over
a book. Kaylle welcomes the dwarf after hearing his details.
"A place to rent for half a year? Near stone cutters. This
city doesn't have much stone workers. Most have to bring
stone in town to do stone work. There is a section of town
in the north east from what Thig told me. It is like
a artist enclave. It is a neighborhood of 2-3 blocks of
just artists. Actors who come to town rent a place
for a month or two. That sort of thing. I'm sure they have
a lot of places to rent. It isn't a great place as its
not too upper middle class bit a bit lower. I'm sure there
are some sculptors there. But if you need just stone workers
that cut and no real art skill those are probably far to
the west near the quarry."
Kaylle the Scholar adds, "Fremea's....teacher Etain
has been into real estate stuff lately. He can be
tracked down. I think he is teaching at some schools
Dorhak is surprised to hear Etain is a Elf. That might be a
good sign as well. Dorhak leaves and heads to tto the markets.
Dorhak hates all these humans as he can't see much above them.
It is like weaving through water with human flesh to find a
decent stall or shop. After 3 shops that looked like goblins
who banged on metal and call it armor he finds a nice armor
shop. Entering he asks for chainmail.
The clerk in his 30s looks at Dorhak. If he hadn't have a
bearded he'd be kicked out thinking he might be a kid. "Is
this for some play acting?"
Did he just imply he is some juggler clown actor? Dorhak
tries not to kill the man. Dorhak explains what he needs.
"Very well. I assume you can pay?"
Dorhak draws out his money bag and shows some coins.
This is when the man perks up like any merchant shown
true influence - money. He takes Dorhak's measurements.
He explains it'll have to be a human sized chainmail that
is cut down to size. Dorhak agrees. Clerk demands half
up front. Dorhak grumbles but agrees and pays 7 gold for
now. If the others don't sell the loot and get him gold
he'll be in a bit of bind.
Clerk brings out some chainmail and marks where needs to
cut and re-design. "Come back in 3 days and we'll see
how it fits?"
Dorhak looks a bit more around the markets to get an idea
of what to expect in future. Then he heads to the ranch
he was told about. After arguing with 3 ranch hands that the
small guy is in the wrong place he finds a ranch supervisor.
"Yes. We teach. Will you ride ponies or full horses?"
Dorhak places hand on his mace in his belt. Does this guy
think he can only ride a kid's pony?! Dorhak counts the
insects on the ground to calm himself. Dorhak explains and the
man nods. "Sure. No problem. Ranif is your guy. He is off
delivering horses to a town in the east." Dorhak gives the
direction to Z's place. The man says he'll be there in the
morning. "If you want to learn for a month it'll be it will
take 3 silver."
Dorhak heads back to the manor as it is getting late and
he hasn't had ale in hours. There he finds Etain in the
parlor. "I'm told you need a place?" Dorhak explains his
idea and the Elf nods. "The stone cutters is a bit restrictive.
But I will check with my contacts. Give me a few days?"
[Decalis 6th - 11th, 1635TH]
Dorhak wakes up and rushes outside the manor. He doesn't
want the others knowing what he is about to do. Not now
at least. The teasing would be too much. When he sees
a scruffy middle aged man in hard leathers approach the
gate he stops him and learns he is Ranif indeed. He is
leading two horses. He explains over time he'll bring
different horses for his skill improvement. Dorhak asks
to head outside the city and use the hills. Ranif doesn't
care as he is paying. The man is leery of this small
person even climbing a horse without falling. So Ranif
has to help him up for a few days until they can get
a stool to help him up.
For the next week Ranif teaches Dorhak how to ride.
There are many falls and bruises. Sore rumps and banged
head. But to his credit Ranif does not laugh. A man used
to seeing mishaps. It takes 3 days before Dorhak learns to
wear padded clothing to at least help with falls. The first
day is only riding in a circle. The thing bored Dorhak. He
can't believe humans like this! Round and round and round.
He wonders if he could just pay a person to drive him in a wagon?
Save the effort and just kill Ranif now?
[Time: 11:14 am]
Dorhak is rushing to some trees to relieve himself and
check his rump sores. The first day of riding is like
a slot riding a tree limb in river rapids. Very sloppy.
Dorhak stands and relieves himself and closes his eyes
to relax. Suddenly a noise from the bush he is watering
makes him wary. A goat emerges from the bush and begins
to shake his head. He has seen goats do this as if they
are a bit upset. The goat begins to bay and shakes his
head ready to charge. Dorhak begins to step back. He
isn't afraid of a goat but he is sore already from work.
Dorhak rushes off back to Ranif.
[Decalis 7th, 1635TH]
[Time: 10:29 am]
Today Ranif teaches how best to steer the horse with
the reigns and with feet. Suddenly a kid's laugh is
heard. Dorhak turns around and sees a group of 5. Two
men and 3 kids under 12 or so. The kids are laughing
and staring at the small man on the large horse.
The adult man asks for a certain farm. Ranif isn't
sure but gives directions to a large farm half a mile
away so they should give better directions. The family
of 5 walk away as the man tries to keep the kids from
[Decalis 8th, 1635TH]
[Time: 4:10 pm]
Dorhak rushes to see his chainmail after riding all day back
and forth. The clerk helps him dress. Then Dorhak stares at
himself in the mirror. It fits almost perfectly. The clerk
says it does need to breathe especially if one rides horses.
The dark grey with red trim over padding looks great.
The red cloak is nice as well. Dorhak tells the clerk he
is happy. Dorhak pays the rest of the gold mainly for
the custom work.
"You know you look nice. But it reminds me of a certain
kid's story...something about a little girl all in red riding
Dorhak growls and storms out. Dorhak considers smacking
the man but with city guards around he'd spend a few days
[Decalis 9th, 1635TH]
[Time: 10:14 am]
Dorhak has not fallen in over 30 minutes! He is surprised.
This stupid horse named buttercup for some stupid reason
likes to drop him. OR so Dorhak believes.
Today Ranif is trying to slope climbing with the horse.
simple slopes to balance the riding and rider. As he is
climging one hill a couple miles from the nearest farm he
suddenly falls. The horse looks back at him and Dorhak
swears he laughs. Dorhak grunts and gets to all fours.
Behind him some 40 feet away is Ranif walking besides
his horse. Suddenly Ranif shrieks and points. Dorhak
glances over his left shoulder behind him and sees 3
small ferret like dog things leaving the bushes. Each
is silver-brown furred and have green eyes. The wolverine
like beasts are 2 feet long and 1 foot tall. Two suddenly
dart toward Dorhak. While one darts toward Ranif.
Dorhak stands and grins. The cute little things
would make great pets. But he notices their claws and
fangs flare outward. These cute things mean business.
Dorhak grabs his mace just as two leap for Dorhak.
First one leaps at Dorhak who dodges and misses. The
second one claws Dorhak's left middle ribs but his leather
armor protects him. Dorhak is amazed these small things
would want to fight?
The third charges Ranif who tries to mount his horse.
But the thing is much faster than a human. It leaps toward
Ranif but misses as Ranif panics and moves to the side.
Dorhak yells for Ranif to bring his shield. Ranif
looks like yeah sure when I get away first!
Dorhak swings his mace at #2 and hits in the side
doing 12 points. But suddenly Dorhak yells out as well
as it seems he was just hit or bite. Confused he has
no idea what just happened. But it sure hurt!
Creature #1 clamps down on Dorhak's right leg and does
5 points of damage. The second tries to bite down on
his groin but misses.
Ranif runs and leaps onto his horse. But as he begins
to grab the reigns the 3rd creature leaps and rips open
his neck with a claw. Ranif screams and falls off the
Dorhak grunts he may not only lose his teacher but
he'll lose his deposit! Dorhak breaks off and runs to
help Ranif. But as he does the two behind him chase
and they are extremely fast. #1 leaps onto Dorhak's back
and claws him for 5 more points.
The third creature charges Ranif but the horse kicks
him away saving Ranif.
Dorhak is now only 5 feet from Ranif but knows if these
things get to his back he could be doomed. He twirls and
bashes one but it escapes away in time.
Both charge Dorhak with #2 biting his arm but his leather
armor protects him. Creature #1 finally misses in his
strike. Confused by this large horse attacking Creature #3
charges the horse. These things are insane it seems Dorhak
figures. The creature tries to bite down on the horse's leg
but fails to hit.
Ranif gets to his feet. The neck wound must not be
his main nerve. That's good. Ranif begins to reach
for the saddle but reaches for the shield. He grabs it
and throws it at Dorhak.
Dorhak barely sees the shield flying but falls to his
feet 2 feet away. Dorhak leaps for it and puts it on his
arm. Creature #2 leaps at Dorhak just as he raises his
shield and it slides off. Creature #1 fails to make
contact. Creature #3 charges Ranif but the rancher dodges
the nimble beast.
Dorhak begins to back up toward Ranif to protect him.
But as he does he swings his mace. He fails to hit #1.
Creature #1 and #2 leap toward Dorhak but both hit his
shield. Creature #3 charges behind Dorhak and leaps but
Dorhak raises his mace just in time and deflects the beast
without even knowing.
This gives Ranif time to mount up and flee Dorhak curses.
he didn't just leave him alone! Dorhak bashes #3 with his
mace ding 13 points. But again for some reason Dorhak is
hurt by the blow. He is starting to suspect these things
Creature #2 leaps but collides with shield. The other 2
fail to make contact with Dorhak.
Dorhak bashes #1 with mace doing over 27 points killing the
creature but again Dorhak takes pain? Dorhak considers
fleeing as well if these hits of his will kill him. But
fleeing is not the dwarf way!
Creature #2 clamps down on Dorhak's back but doe snot
penetrate his leather armor. Creature #3 fails to hit.
Dorhak bashes #2 doing 8 points of damage and the creature
stops moving but this time the pain is expected and Dorhak
is wounded again some weird way.
Creature #3 leaps but fails to hit Dorhak. Dorhak fails
to also hit beast.
Dorhak bashes #3 doing the final damage to kill but in
the process is hurt again. He notices #2 is still breathing.
Dorhak does not want to kill him as he'd take damage.
Dorhak looks around and yells for Ranif.
Ranif comes back and Dorhak tells him to stomp him with
his feet. As the rancher kills the beast he takes damage.
Dorhak giggles slightly. Dorhak checks Ranif's neck wound.
It was close but could've killed him.
Both head into town to get healed by a healer since
Z'leyra is still away.
[Time: 4:47 pm]
A healed and tired Dorhak gets back to the manor to find
Etain waiting. "I found you some places." Dorhak groans
not a good day. But they both walk. Mainly for Dorhak to
avoid yet another horse today and to give them time to talk.
Twenty five minutes later they arrive in a section of town
in the north east of Sivas. It is a lower middle class area
Etain explains. This neighborhood of 6 streets is often
used by artists. Actors, musicians, entertainers, dancers
and sculptors to name a few. Etain shows the first place
which is a place for rent with a yard 50 by 50 a very small
area. But has 2 bedrooms and one kitchen/living area. The
hovel itself is 20 feet by 20 feet. It rents for 12 CC a
month. Etain finds this a bit steep but most artists can
make some decent money. The second place is a section with
a house in north, house in south, 2 on the east and 2 on the
west. Forming a square. In the center of these 6 hovels
is a small field/yard 80 by 80 feet. Etain explains it
is a communal work area for any artist. The place here
for rent is same as last one but has a bit of paint stains.
Etain says it rents for 15 CC a month.
Dorhak decides right away when he sees a dust pan of
stone dust. Sign of a sculptor here Perfect. If he
can work here in the yard and maybe learn from the sculptor.
Dorhak agrees and will pay for 6 months in advance. He pays
the owner 9 silver for 6 months.
Dorhak enters his place and finds 2 beds. But he asks
if he can get rid of one bed to use it as a storage room.
The kitchen has cabinets and a old table. It'll do. Dorhak
sleeps that night as he is extremely tired.
Days later Dorhak learns the creatures were called Omari
that attacked him earlier.
[Decalis 12th, 1635TH]
Dorhak takes the day off from horse riding and goes
to market. He orders stone for work he will try to do
on eventually. He asks to have it delivered to his place.
He then searches for decent stone working tools. These
humans have bad tools. After 12 sets he finally finds
one set and decides to buy it.
Dorhak then buys some food and drink and other supplies
for his new hovel.
[Decalis 13th-18th, 1635TH]
Over the next 6 days Dorhak continues to work on his
horse skills again.
[Decalis 15th, 1635TH]
[time: 12:40 pm]
Dorhak encounters a group of 9 well armed men. They
question why he and Ranif are around this area. After some
intense questions the riders leave and watch the two from
afar. Dorhak gets the impression these warriors were
protecting something but its unknown what.
[Decalis 18th, 1635TH]
[time: 10:07 am]
Dorhak and Ranif encounter 15 people walking through the
hills with backpacks and bags. Based on how they are dressed
in robes and leathers the impression is these people are
religious pilgrims. They do stop and try to preach the word.
But Dorhak just ignores them best he can until they leave.
[Decalis 19th, 1635TH]
Dorhak is happy to have a older man in his 50s offer to
teach Dorhak some of his stone artistry. They both work
on various small items that can be easily carried like
plaques or small stone figures. Dorhak for the first time
smiles at the work today. It has been a long time since he
worked in stone. As he rests for lunch he watches a lady
paint a landscape picture.
[Decalis 20th-25th, 1635TH]
Dorhak spends the next 6 days doing more horse training.
He finally learns to trot and ride fast.
[Decalis 20th, 1635TH]
[Time: 4:06 pm]
Both Ranif and Dorhak are heading back to city to end
the day. When suddenly 3 riders on horses approach from
around a large boulder. They demand Dorhak's money and
horse while laughing. Dorhak pretends to dismount in
surrender and hands the reiss to Ranif for his horse. Dorhak
begins to rummage through his bag for coin and yells for
Ranif to ride on as they are only half a mile from the
city gates and guards.
The 3 bandits had already dismounted eager to get their
goods. When Dorhak reaches behind him and puts his shield
on. He grins and spreads his feet.
After almost 45 seconds of fighting the men using daggers
and sword are killed by Dorhak. He only takes 3 damage
past and to his nice shiny new chainmail. Dorhak collects
the weapons and money pouches from the bandits and finds
12 copper. Ranif comes back a minute and half later
with guards. They are both cleared due to self defense
issues. The guards drag the bodies as Dorhak collects
the gear he just looted.
[Decalis 24th, 1635TH]
[Time: 3:12 pm]
Dorhak encounters a mother black bear and a cub while
riding. Knowing how fierce mother cubs can be Dorhak
and Ranif ride off to give them space.
[Decalis 26th, 1635TH]
Dorhak spends the day with retired sculptor Sayway.
Sayway which is a odd name but humans are odd folks to Dorhak,
sits on a soft patio chair as he directs Dorhak. Give him
enough lemon and prune juice the old fellow is happy.
Seems the old man still knows a few folks in town who can
maybe later allow him to make stone work in public places.
Sayway did some statues that were once at the old city council
building and one large one for the courthouse.
[Decalis 27th - Janaq 1st, 1636TH]
Dorhak continues six more days of learning how to ride
the horse with Ranif's help. Dorhak begins to ride fast
and hard. At least he is padded and takes minor damage
when he falls. But it seems Dorhak really likes how his
red cape flaps in the wind. HE thinks its fun.
[Decalis 29th, 1635TH]
[Time: 8:56 AM]
While riding to chase Ranif's horse to learn "chase
encounters a lone sheep. He stops and licks his lips. A nice
sheep dinner would be very nice tonight! He begins to walk
toward it speaking softly. He raises his mace as he talks
sweetly to the poor little lamb. Then stops when a voice yells
at him. He looks up to see a boy maybe 12. "That's mine!"
The sheep herder comes and gathers the lost sheep.
Dorhak growls especially when the brat talks about him
looking like a red bird. He mounts up and plans to get some
nice lamb chops tonight at some tavern.
[Janaq 22nd, 1636TH]
Today Dorhak continues work on stone designs. He finishes
a nice plaque for Cholan's tavern. The ex-sailor will pay
him 5 copper for it!
[Janaq 3rd-5th, 1636TH]
Next 3 days Dorhak continues to train more. He has learned the
skill well and developed it nicely.
[Janaq 6th-8th, 1636TH]
Next 3 days Dorhak trained in his new magical short sword.
The looted weapon has a nicely crafted blade. But when he
was told by the Sidh this Mana Sensing thing is on it he has
no clue what that means. They tried to explain it but he could
only think of ale and stone work so was distracted.
Ranif helps to teach short sword for Dorhak with a slight
bonus on his fees.
The first day Janaq 6th Dorhak encounters a draft horse that
enters his yard. It keeps trying to get close and Dorhak
finally figures he is lost and hungry. Dorhak enters his hovel
and finds a half apple. Another neighbor a dancer brings some
carrots. A local boy then takes the horse to some guards for
them to find his owner based on his brand.
[Janaq 9th, 1636TH]
Dorhak spends another day working with stone. He tries
to make a small statue for a dancer's front porch. But
the left arm breaks so he has to try it again.
[Janaq 10th-15th, 1636TH]
Dorhak spends the time at hss hovel practicing fighting
with his magical short sword. He kills hundreds of shadow
enemies as he fights the shadows.
[Janaq 10th, 1636TH]
[Time: 11:47 am]
Dorhak goes to a local tavern for lunch. He decides to
walk as it is nearby. He gets the usual snickers from his
red armor and cape. Most humans in this city dress is uubdue
colors like browns and blacks. To be colorful is rare it seems
but he doesn't care.
At the tavern as he waits for his beer and ham he overhears
two young adventurers. Seems these 2 are destined to track
down some foul beast in the south hills. Something about a
reward by the village. Course the beast has killed a dozen
others trying to do so. But these brash young fools seem
inclined to do so. He is tempted to offer his service but
it is at least 2 days out and back. He has plans. Plus
a few chickens and copper isn't enough.
[Janaq 11th, 1636TH]
[Time: 11:10 am]
Dorhak is distracted by his short sword training to noise
by a neighbor in the north hovel of the courtyard. The
painter who is an older woman yells at some uniformed patrol
man. It seems the patrol is serving papers on her property
and she is to leave.
Dorhak comes forward now distracted by the noise. The lady
explains the situation. Dorhak is fond of the lady as she has
done some nice art pieces. But her looks make her a bit awkward
to hire. But she still sells pieces. Dorhak can't see the mean
guard serve eviction papers so decides to toss down the 2 silver
to pay her fees. The guard demands Dorhak pick up the coins from
the dirt and hand it over. But Dorhak turns around and stomps off
The guard grumbles as he dismounts and picks up the coins. The
lady rushes to thank Dorhak but is a bit leery hugging him not
sure how to hug a small man without hurting him.
[Janaq 12th, 1636TH]
[Time: 9:20 am]
Dorhak heads to town to get more food supplies. His small
pantry is bare now. There is a local general shop about
a half mile away from his hovel. He exits with a bag of
food and finds 3 men around his horse. Seeing this they
stop trying to steal his horse and laugh. "Miss I'll take
that nice red cape." Did he just call him a miss with
Dorhak calmly places his bag on the ground. The three
men surround Dorhak and demand his gold. One reaches for
his gold bag as they draw daggers. Dorhak considers the
saying manners maketh the man. Then draws his mace and
begins clobbering time.
Some 18 seconds later the three men are on the ground
dead. Dorhak only takes a minor 2 point wound from a lucky
slash to his right hand. The shop clerk calls the guards
and Dorhak loots the men but only finds a few brass bits.
Not even worth taking. Dorhak places bag on his horse
and mounts up. But he knows fleeing a crime scene is very
bad so waits. The guards come and he explains what he had
The lead guard threatens to arrest Dorhak and the
dwarf gets the hint that he doesn't like dwarves or
small humans. But the clerk backs up Dorhak's story
and the guards let him go.
[Janaq 16th, 1636TH]
Dorhak asks around the markets for a teacher who could
teach him city skills. But most look at him like he is
a bit insane. Finally he asks one of Z'leyra's manor
guards on his off time to help teach him some city
survival skills. He agrees to do so.
Dorhak spends the rest of the day and evening working on
2 statues that are small for carrying purposes. He
completes the first and it is well made he decides. The
use of the bird's eyes and claws are especially crafty.
[Janaq 17th-22nd, 1636TH]
Next six days Dorhak practices with Ranif on his short sword
skill. For these days he learns better parry techniques when
not using his shield.
[Janaq 17th, 1636TH]
[Time: 7:16 am]
Dorhak wakes up this cold day to some light snow on the
ground. Before Ranif comes to help with sword training
he walks around the neighborhood for exercise. As he
does he notices in the yard of a middle sized hovel a
small wedding is taken place. There must be a family and
friends of 40 folks there. Dorhak feels a bit home sick
for the time with other dwarves. He passes without staring
and kind of is interested in that nice cake. But it
seems he is not invited.
[Janaq 19th, 1636TH]
[Time: 9:15 am]
Ranif decides to practice at a nice park that has some
wooden targets setup by local constables. As they pass
a large group of a wagons Dorhak notices a strange animal
with a hump in his back? Dorhak stares at the odd creature
as it smacks on something. The owner seems to be driving
a large wagon of farm food with the beast behind it tied
up. As Dorhak decides this thing should be killed for
its mercy the creature turns and suddenly spits at Dorhak.
he wad of food and spit hits Dorhak in the chest.
Dorhak pulls his mace in anger but is stilled when
three guards on horse stop to see what is going on with
the traffic jam. Dorhak tries to wipe the gunk from his
nice red chainmail and moves on. Later he learns the
creature is called a camel?
[Janaq 2sth, 1636TH]
[Time: 10:50 am]
Ranif and Dorhak are training in the park when suddenly
from the trees something pelts them. The darts hit Ranif
first then Dorhak in the neck. As Dorhak yanks the dart
from his neck he suddenly feels dizzy and falls to his
back. Suddenly from the bushes a group of 5 men charge and
tower over Dorhak. Two lean down and begin to pull out
his coin bag and remove his weapons. Dorhak tries to
move but the dart must've paralyzed him.
Is this it? To die in some part with a smelly ranch hand
at his side? Three of them men try to figure out how to
remove the red chainmail. As they do that a voice is heard
from out of sight. It sounds like a old man. He tells
them to stop or they will suffer.
The men laugh and stand. A shadow comes within sight
line and Dorhak sees a old man in his 70s with nice robes
and carrying a staff. As the men surround the old man
the man begins to speak in a tone he doesn't know. Then
suddenly the men begin to fight among themselves?
The old man just watches as the men stab with daggers
and sword each other. Confused Dorhak watches as one
then more fall to their own allies. The last one who
survives stands confused. When the Master beams him on
The Master leans down and grins. "A dwarf in this
land is rare. You will be fine soon. It will wear
off. Take nothing and move on."
[Time: 11:01 am]
The drug wears off and Dorhak gets to his feet. He helps
Ranif up but looks around. The old man is no where to
be seen. Dorhak considers looting the bodies but the
old man's warning rings in his mind. They both decide
to leave for the day.
[Janaq 22nd, 1636TH]
Ranif and Dorhak are doing more sword work at his rental
hovel when he notices 5 well dressed people in a wagon
laughing and moving past on wagons. It is a family and
they explain they are off to Maren city.
[Janaq 24th-26th, 1636TH]
Three more days of learning sword.
[Janaq 27th-29th, 1636TH]
Lofo, Z'leyra's manor guard, teaches Dorhak city skills for
the next 3 days. He explains was in a previous life taught
by a grifter who was known to be a minor thief. So Lofo will
teach him how to spot marks, trail and track folks in the
city as well as spot possible trouble. Lofo refuses to teach
pickpocket or to actually take targets but will help at least
teach basic skills.
[Janaq 30th, 1636TH]
Dorhak does more stone work. But he is a bit distracted
by the home sick mood he is in. His first statue is
a disaster and he smashes it in anger. The old man
sculptor tells him to work on simple stone walk stones
[Janaq 31st-Febris 5th, 1636TH]
Lofo helps teach Dorhak more city skills. On the 3rd day
Dorhak tries to trail a merchant as a technique. On the
5th day both see a pickpocket try to steal from a messenger
and prevent it. They get the thief arrested.
[Febris 6th, 1636TH]
Dorhak continues to relax and work on stone pieces for
his artist improvement.
[Febris 7th-12th, 1636TH]
Next 6 days Lofo continues to help Dorhak improve his
city skills. On the 5th day they encounter a brawl at
a market and Lofo shows how to dodge and weave through
the crowd without taking damage.
[Febris 13th, 1636TH]
The day is rainy so Dorhak has to work on his stone pieces
in his own hovel. It causes severe dust inside taking almost
2 hours to clean that evening.
[Febris 14th-19th, 1636TH]
Logo shows how best to keep his horse from being stolen
in a city while inside a store or such. Simple tricks
like unclipping the saddle to prevent one mounting and
falling out - thus causing a scene is interesting to Dorhak.
Since Dorhak has no horse Lofo uses his own to show this.
IN the past Ranif supplied horses to loan for a few days.
[Febris 20th, 1636TH]
Dorhak is hired to make a small statue for Kaylle's library.
It should be a scholarly man holding a book and looking
serious. While the statue is only 6 inches tall it is a bit
of challenge making sure the arm holding the book doesn't
break as it is chipped away. In the end the statue is
completed after several late night days previously worked
on for minutes at a time. Kaylle is happy but Dorhak doesn't
like the man's head as its not real expressive.
[Febris 21st-24th, 1636TH]
The next 4 days Logo continues to help and train Dorhak
in city things. This time they work on inside places. How
to avoid bar fights and best to spot bad clerks and places
of bad food. Dorhak finds this stuff a bit boring but it
is part of it.
[Febris 25th-Marqi 22nd, 1636TH]
For the next few weeks Dorhak relaxes and works on his stone
pieces. Only 2 of those days does his teacher not help so
he has to work alone. Dorhak continues to have stone sent
to his hovel to restock his supplies.
[Febris 26th-Marqi 22nd, 1636TH]
Dorhak is delivering two stone door knobs to a house
in a nicer neighborhood. But today he notices 5 thugs
picking on 3 women. The women yell for help so Dorhak
attacks the thugs and takes them all out with no damage
on himself. Three are knocked out so they are arrested.
[Febris 28th-Marqi 22nd, 1636TH]
[Time: 7:18 pm]
Dorhak enters his hovel for supper of nice stew when he
notices a young boy around 11 hiding in the storage
room he converted from a bedroom. Dorhak is not known to
be very empathy oriented. But when the boy is seen with
bruises the runaway explains why he is here to avoid his
father. Dorhak knows there are laws to just not allow
some kid to run away. But he decides to let the boy stay
the night. In the morning he tricks the boy by taking
the kid to Fremea's place. She is known to house abused
kids. Fremea's mother talks the boy out of staying. She
explains she will have to warn the family by law. But
only if can find another relative. Dorhak shrugs and
leaves to get back to his stone work.
[Marqi 2nd, 1636TH]
Dorhak is rudely interrupted by 4 pilgrims who say they
are off to a monastery in the hills. They wish to give
the dwarf a nice set of flowers. Dorhak is not rude but
takes the flowers and leaves them later in some other person's
[Marqi 18th, 1636TH]
As Dorhak works on his stone pieces 4 patrolmen stop Dorhak.
They are here to question him on days past when he killed men.
They distract him for a hour for these questions then leave.
GM: A fun but long IBT. Simple and Efficient.
Ale from Cholan - 2 CC
Ranif Fees - 40 CC
Healing fees - 4 CC
Chain mail custom -1532 CC
Rental Hovel - 90 CC 6 months till Ma 1636
Stone materials - 80 CC
Eviction fee paid - 20 CC
Stone tools - 14 CC
Bandit loot sold + 212 CC
Cholan's plaque + 5 CC
Stone items sold + 42 CC
Taverns, Food, etc - 37 CC
Total -1745 CC
+ 259 CC
Skills Expertise Notes
Mace 56 x14 +1 EL
Horsemanship 56 Learned, +3 EL, 2 Partial
Short Sword 36 +3 ELL
City Survival 50 Learned, +2 EL
Artist (stone) 72 +14 EL
CEP: 258 +1 CEL/OCV/DCV!
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